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Survey: Post-Roe, White evangelicals remain outliers on abortion laws

By Bob Smietana — July 11, 2022
(RNS) — Americans are increasingly willing to only support politicians that share their views on abortion, according to a new survey.

There is no one Islamic interpretation on ethics of abortion, but the belief in God’s mercy and compassion is a crucial part of any consideration

By Zahra Ayubi — July 8, 2022
(The Conversation) — Islamic views on abortion are based on diverse interpretations of what’s right and wrong when it comes to the body.

When it comes to abortion, no one’s right is absolute

By Mark Silk — July 6, 2022
(RNS) — Defining the unborn child as a legal person does little to resolve the issue.

Religious freedom doesn’t end with Supreme Court protection of Christians

By Allison K. Ralph — July 6, 2022
(RNS) — News outlets have labeled the current court ‘pro-religion.’ It’s more complicated than that.

A devout Catholic, she opposed abortion. Now she performs them.

By Yonat Shimron — July 5, 2022
(RNS) — Like many Catholics, Dr. Jennifer Villavicencio prioritized the needs of the fetus. A trip to an abortion clinic forced her to consider the needs of the woman.

This Supreme Court’s dangerous vision of ‘history and tradition’

By Robert P. Jones — July 4, 2022
(RNS) — In the South, we know what euphemisms like this one mean — and what they lead to.

After Roe’s fall, Black churches support some or all reproductive health options

By Adelle M. Banks — July 1, 2022
(RNS) — The high court ruling gave states ‘a license to put the lives of millions of Black and poor women at severe risk,’ said the Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson.

Anti-Roe justices a part of Catholicism’s conservative wing

By Peter Smith — July 1, 2022
The Supreme Court was dominated by Protestant justices for much of its history. The majority have been Catholic since the 1990s, and for several years in the last decade, the court had six Catholic justices, three Jews and no Protestants.

Reacting to Dobbs, Israel makes abortion more accessible

By Michele Chabin — June 30, 2022
(RNS) — Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz explicitly linked the committee’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson case, which will make it possible for several states to ban most abortions.   

Anti-abortion movement faces internal divisions after Roe’s fall

By Bob Smietana — June 29, 2022
(RNS) — After the Dobbs decision, abortion foes hope to ban abortion where they can and find ‘creative approaches’ like shareholder activism to punish abortion rights supporters.

America’s religious communities are divided over the issue of abortion: 5 essential reads

By Kalpana Jain — June 29, 2022
(The Conversation) — Scholars explain why many see abortion access as a religious freedom issue and what the views of different faiths are on ‘ensoulment,’ the point at which the soul is believed to enter the fetus.

Mormons now look liberal on abortion — by not changing

By Jana Riess — June 29, 2022
(RNS) — The GOP has swung so far to the right that Mormons’ nuanced abortion stance, once commonly accepted by fellow conservatives, now looks liberal by comparison.

In defiance of US bishops, Nancy Pelosi receives Communion at the Vatican

By Claire Giangravé — June 29, 2022
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the Vatican on Wednesday and received a blessing by Pope Francis.

Despite attacks, Christian pregnancy centers poised to expand as Roe falls

By Kathryn Post — June 28, 2022
(RNS) — At least a dozen pregnancy centers across the U.S. have been vandalized or set ablaze since the leak of the Dobbs decision draft.

Why the Supreme Court’s football decision is a game-changer on school prayer

By Charles J. Russo — June 28, 2022
(The Conversation) — Kennedy v. Bremerton, a case about a public school teacher’s prayer, helps close out a Supreme Court term in which religion was often in the spotlight.
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